Day 01: Hanoi arrival (L) Day 02: Hanoi Tour (B, L) Day 03: Social Protection Center No. 4- Duong Lam Ancient Village - Mai Hich (Mai Chau) (B, L, D) Day 04: Mai Hich - Eo Ken - Hang Ban (B, L, D) Day 05: Mai Chau- Ninh Binh (B) Day 06: Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Cat Hai - Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D) Day 07: Ha Long - Viet Hai Village (B, L, D) Day 08: Hai Phong-Ha Noi - Hue. In flight (B, L) Day 09: Hue -Visite (B, L) Day 10: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L) Day 11: Hoi An - Tra Que - fishing village and ride on the back of buffe (B, L) Day 12: Hoi An - flight to Saigon (B, L) Day 13: Sai Gon - The Ophelion "Children of the Dragon" - Cai Be - Can Tho (B, L, D) Day 14: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Walk - Sai Gon - Depart (B)
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (L)
Arrival at the airport, reception and transfer to the hotel located in the city center (check in from 12:00) to deposit your suitcases.
Departure for the visit of the Museum of Ethnography. Then walk to the old quarters, visit the Dong Xuan Market and the Jade Temple.
Lunch at the restaurant and take a traditional massage.
Night at the hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi Tour (B, L)
Early morning Taichi practice at Sword Lake with local seniors - the best time to capture the hanoian soul in the morning.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for the visit Temple of Literature.
Lunch at the restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the village of Huu Nghi friendship, oasis of victims - the children of the victims of agent orange / dioxin.
Return to Hanoi, overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Social Protection Center No. 4- Duong Lam Ancient Village - Mai Hich (Mai Chau) (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for the social welfare center 4 - Tây Đằng-Huyện Ba Vì - Hà Nội. Visit and understand the life of the elderly, abandoned children, ophelins ...
Following, take the road to the ancient village of Duong Lam, stroll through the village to discover the authenticity of the Vietnam countryside north and lunch among the locals.
In the afternoon, drive to Mai Chau - White Thais country.
Dinner and overnight at locals in Mai Hich.
Day 4: Mai Hich - Eo Ken - Hang Ban (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the inhabitants. Departure from Mai Hich towards EO KEN (30km from Mai Hich) via the county road. Stop visiting a drumstick factory along the way. Arriving at the village of EO KEN where the MUONG people live, you will start the walk down the slope.
In front of you there is a wild landscape where the primitive forest of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve is mixed with rice terraces and small limestone rocks. It is a rare and discreet beauty of nature and also welcoming inhabitants who are waiting for you. Visit of a Muong family in the village of EO KEN. An extraordinary discovery of their authentic life!
Continuation of the hike to the village of HANG crossing a beautiful stream.
Return home for lunch.
Afternoon, hiking (on foot, by bike, electric car ..) in the villages of the region (Poomcoong Lake, Van Mai, Chieng Chau, Nhot ...)
Dinner and overnight at the inhabitants
Day 5: Mai Chau- Ninh Binh (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, road to Ninh Binh, named "Ha Long Ha Long Bay".
On arrival, check into the hotel. Little rest.
In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the river through picturesque landscapes and take you to the beautiful caves of Tam Coc (literally "the 3 caves") naturally dug under the high limestone monoliths. Water and centuries have carved many stalactites and stalagmites with curious shapes.
Continue the bike ride to visit the Jade Pagoda, the village of Van Lam embroidery
Overnight at Tam Coc.
Day 6: Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Cat Hai - Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
08:00 Visit the citadel of Hoa Lư
Departure for Hai Phong, then to Cat Hai pier.
12:00 - 12:30 pm: Embark on La Paci junk at Cat Hai Harbor. Enjoy a welcome drink and a cruise briefing.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: A splendid lunch is served by sailing in the primitive bay of Lan Ha with its hundreds of islands of multiple sizes creating a spectacular panoramic view.
15:30 - 17:00: Take a bamboo boat, visit the cave of Lumiere, then enjoy swimming.
17:00 - 18:30: Return to Perla Dawn junk for sunset on the upper deck.
Enjoy our daily promotion HAPPY HOUR - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on all drinks. Relax with massages and spa treatments, always available on request.
7:00 pm: Enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic dinner prepared by experts on the upper deck, while floating in the center of the serene bay of Lan Ha. Get ready to be impressed by an absorbing fruit and vegetable sculpture and enjoy a traditional musical performance. After dinner, socialize with new friends and crew and participate in squid fishing. Night on board.
Day 7: Ha Long - Viet Hai Village (B, L, D)
06:00 - 06:30: Start your day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or take a picture of the bay.
07:15 - 08:30: Have breakfast in fresh air and in a good atmosphere of the bay.
09:00 - 11:30: trekking and cycling in Viet Hai Park.
12:00 - 14:00: Back to La Paci. Take lunch on board.
14:30 - 17:00: Swimming or kayaking.
17: 30- 16:30: Relax and adorn the sunset at the sundeck.
19:00: Take the dinner under the stars.
To fish or relax. Night on board.
Day 8: Hai Phong-Ha Noi - Hue. In flight (B, L)
06h00 - 06h30: Start your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo hunt.
07:00 - 07:45: Have breakfast in the fresh air and the peaceful beauty of the bay.
From 8:00 to 9:00: Kayak to discover the beautiful district of Tra Bau. Visit a fishing farm and socialize with resident fishermen to learn more about life here and how people work every day.
09h00 - 09h45: Pack your luggage and leave the cabin by heading to the port.
10:00 - 11:45: Take part in a cooking demonstration before enjoying an extraordinary buffet lunch.
12h00 - 12h15: Disembark the junk and say good bye La Paci team.
Transfer to Hanoi towards the airport for flight to Hue.
Arrival in Huế, welcome and transfer to the hotel in Huế.
Night at the hotel
Day 9: Hue -Visite (B, L)
Breakfast. 08h30, welcome by our guide and our driver for the visit of the Imperial City (Hoang Thanh) to the 13 Nguyen feudal reigns (which was built from 1802 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long) until 1945 under the reign of his son, Emperor Minh Mang), visit the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang.
Typical lunch of the region.
In the afternoon, continue the traditional boat tour on the Perfume River. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda "The Celestial Lady" (17th century).
In the late afternoon, a stroll in the market Dông Ba built in the French era, to discover the typical products of the region. Night in Hue
Day 10: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
Breakfast. 08h00, drive to Hoi An, crossing the vertiginous Col des Nuages. Stop en route to Lang Co. beach. Visit Da Nang War Museum. Visit the village of marble sculptures.
Continuation of the road to Hoi An. Arrival in Hoi An, free time at your own pace.
Night at the hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An - Tra Que - fishing village and ride on the back of buffe (B, L)
Morning bike ride in Tra Que vegetable garden village. Play the role of the market gardener. Do a local cooking class and have dinner with the locals.
Afternoon: departure for the fishing village, you take the coracle in full of coconut palms. We will have fun with the coracle and your local guide. Next, go for a ride on the back of the buff, you will try to learn how to "drive" a buff.
Return to Hoi An and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An - flight to Saigon (B, L)
Breakfast. Transfer to Da Nang Airport for Da Nang / Sai Gon flight. On arrival, welcome by our guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Departure for the visit of Cho Lon Chinatown: Binh Tay Market. Continuation to the Notre Dame cathedral whose red bricks come from France, the central post office with metallic architecture of Eiffel style, and the municipal theater.
Visit: Hy Vong School of Specialization
Night at the hotel
Day 13: Sai Gon - The Ophelion "Children of the Dragon" - Cai Be - Can Tho (B, L, D)
Road to Cai Bè. During the journey, visit the Ophelnat "Children of the Dragon".
Take the road again for Cái Bè. On arrival, visit the floating market of Cái Bè and the candy workshop.
Transfer to the island of Tan Phong, visit the honey farm and flower garden of Hai Yen, learn about the daily life of bees, cultivation of mushrooms, walk culverts (Cầu Khỉ) and participate in the daily activities of local inhabitants. Possibility of cooking classes (a special local pancake of the region - bánh lá Mít); visit orchards and taste fresh fruit, listen to traditional music (đờn ca tài tử).
Following, take a small cruise down the canal to the place of lunch. Typical lunch of the region.
After lunch, ride the bike in the island in the heart of nature in the peaceful countryside.
Road to Cần Thơ. Installation among the inhabitants. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitants
Day 14: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Walk - Sai Gon - Depart (B)
Early in the morning, board a boat for a cruise to the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the largest floating markets in the Mekong.
Cai Rang Market is located not far from the city of Can Tho. On an arm of the Mekong, at sunrise, we see hundreds of boats equipped with a long bamboo pole at the end of which is planted a pineapple, a tomato, a fruit of the dragon ... This is what sell the peasants of the delta. Each went up the river on his sampan loaded with a pyramid of fruits or vegetables.
Landing at Ninh Kieu wharf.
Road to the visit of the 19th century antique house of Binh Thuy which served as a backdrop for the film The Lover adapted from the book of the same name by Marguerite Duras.
Then transfer back to Saigon towards the airport for the flight of your departure.
End of our journey!
Air-conditioned privatized vehicle, experienced French-speaking guide
3 star hotel - authentic homestay
Meals mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
The cruise in Halong Bay and boat trips as per description;
2 domestic flights: Hanoi / Hue, Danang / Saigon (by Vietnam Airlines - eco class - price to date)
Government fees and taxes Viet Nam
All excursions mentioned in program exclusions:
Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, extra and personal expenses
Any service not mentioned